My entry for this season's Blogger's Quilt Festival is one which I made for Thimbleberries Club. Once it was finished, it became one of my favorite quilts. I have not always been drawn to such a traditional and dark color scheme since I usually favor brighter hues. However, once I saw how nice the throw looked in my living room, I was hooked! I am on my third quilt now with this same dark palette.
A little work once a month is an excellent way to make the dozen blocks over the period of the entire year. Each of the blocks was fun to put together. However, if the directions suggested using paper piecing I would have skipped that and found a way to make templates or remeasured and cut the small pieces with a rotary cutter. I never can seem to get the hang of how to paper piece correctly. It seems I don't know what side of the paper to sew on and which way to place the fabric. I really have to get better at that technique.
|corner view showing quilting close up|
DOUBLE THE QUILT... DOUBLE THE FUN
My sewing friend made this quilt too and we had a great time with the photo shoot last week.
Margaret of Sewing and Quilt Gallery was getting started in her quilting business called Mainely Quilts of Love, my friend and I got in on a special offer as she was building her clients. We got a very good deal on pantograph quilting. She even offered to do custom quilting on it, but we both liked the stitch pattern called popcorn, so that is what we asked her to stitch. We just loved how they looked when we opened the package that came in the mail just a few short weeks later. If you ever need something quilted by a long arm artist, she's your gal.
The only thing better than seeing the quilt just out of the mailing box, was when we took it out of the dryer after the first washing. Unless of course, you count taking a nap with it!
I hope you will be able to enjoy the quilts of the season by visiting the many blogs over the next week or so. The entire list will be archived by Amy at her blog, enabling you to go back and check them out even after this event ends. She has a list of great sponsors that are offering many wonderful prizes so check them out too.
Look up quilts of past festivals by clicking on these links: Spring of 2009, Fall of 2009, Spring 2010.
|link for My entry from Fall 2009|
|link for My entry from Spring 2010|